British Slave Trade Legacies
Archive-It Partner Since: Jul, 2006
Organization Type: Other Institutions
The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act 1807 was the start of a successful process that outlawed the African slave trade worldwide. After centuries of suffering, millions of African slaves were eventually freed and millions of lives saved. Those who worked so hard in the 18th and 19th century to abolish slavery would be shocked to find that there was still so much work to be done 200 years later. On this 200th anniversary slavery has changed but it has not been eradicated. The sites you see archived here attempt to catalog the anniversary and the programs created to educate the public.